2) And by the way what about helicopters? Do we say "on a helicopter" or "in a helicopter"?
NOT A TEACHER
(1) As all the other posters have taught you and me, SIZE seems to
play a vital factor.
(2) It seems that "in" is preferred for smaller copters and "on" for
larger ones (used by the Army).
(3) Here is a sentence from a website maintained by the United States
"Eisenhower was the first president to ride IN a helicopter."
(4) Then I have in my notes part of a sentence that says
something about "available to passengers ON helicopter
(a) Oh!!! I just remembered something. As you know, the American
armed forces recently landed in a certain country in order to kill a
certain person. Why don't you read some articles about that
attack and see which preposition was used by several different
publications/websites. Would you let us all know the results?
P.S. On/in a golf cart used to drive me crazy. So I finally said
to myself: Enough of this craziness!!! I choose "in."
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